Apple Kosambari /Spicy Apple Salad

Fall is synonymous with apples here in New England. They grow so many varieties here I did not even know existed. For me apples meant Simla apples, small sweet and dull looking. (I also remember the Golden apples, but do not quite remember how it used to taste). But here apples are huge, shinny (because they are waxed and yucky), anywhere between maroon-golden-green in colour, very sweet to very tart, soft to kind of woody in texture. In fact Granny Smith apples can be so tart that it can practically be substituted for raw mangoes in most of the dishes. We make chitranna, tokku and kosambari as well. This is mom's innovation and we all loved it.

Serves 4 ||  Calories per serving  143 Kcl || Protein 14 gm ||  fat 0.02 gm || Fiber 0.2 gm

Granny Smith apples 2 diced
Chilly powder 1/4 tsp
Sugar 1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice to taste

  • Dice the apples into chunks. Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl.
  • Toss well.Serve Immediately.
P.S : For an alternate dressing, substitute honey for sugar and sprinkle a pinch of Chat masala, it tastes heavenly.

This recipe goes to the FIL- fruits, Thanks a lot Sanghi for the idea :) Dedicating it to Mother dear because she is my 'personal mom'...


Unknown said...

Kosambari with apples ? nice idea..

Lakshmi said...

Olle idea kotri nodi..naanu ee tanaka seebehannalli madtha idde eega sebu seriskothini :)

Supriya said...

interesting twist to the traditional koshambiri recipe.

Sanghi said...

wow.. new idea! Delicious! If you wish send this to my FIL-Fruits event da!

Deepthi Shankar said...

I often eat apples this way. simple & nice

Vanamala Hebbar said...

nice one .....

KFB said...

Hi Smitha,
New and interesting recipe. Your blog is already added in my collection. keep blogging :)